Theatre Arts Chairperson

The Department of Theatre Arts/CAP21 BFA Program at Molloy College (in Manhattan and Rockville Centre, Long Island) seeks a dynamic and energetic individual to assume the Chairmanship of it's nationally ranked and highly successful BFA program in Musical Theatre.

The new Chair, will begin work on September 1, 2021, and must be qualified to be appointed at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor.

The Department of Theatre (THA) is housed in the newly formed School of Arts and Sciences, where it is a key component of the School's plans to move into the future.The position requires three different areas of expertise. The successful candidate will have experience at the national level in:

1. Running a large (140 students) Pre-Professional Training Program (BFA) housed in an institution of higher learning. They must have experience in Administration, Academics, Budgeting, BFA Curriculum and national Recruitment, as well as understanding the structure and day-to-day workings of a Professional School in a college or university.

2. They must also have professional experience as a Producer. The Department produces at least eleven shows in the academic year at varying levels of production, from skeletal to full-productions in the Colleges state-of-the-art Madison Theatre. The department hires Union Professionals to staff these productions. Experience producing theatre at various professional levels and union contracts is a must.

3. The successful candidate will be a Master Teacher with national experience in any major component of Musical Theatre pedagogy: Acting, Singing or Dance. Professional experience as a Director will be a plus.

The primary professional responsibilities of Molloy's faculty are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the College, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in department, school, and campus-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. The successful candidate will also be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that encourages and celebrates diversity and differences. The successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in the College's shared commitment to study, service, and community.

Students enrolled in the program will move together through their courses both on Molloy's Rockville Centre campus, located 40 minutes outside of New York City, and at Molloy/CAP21's newly-renovated, state-of-the-art Manhattan Center located at 50 Broadway. As they pursue the B.F.A. degree, Molloy students will experience both Molloy College campus life and the New York City professional theatre surroundings at CAP21. During their first year, freshmen will spend three days a week taking a variety of academic and studio classes at Molloy. The other two daysof the week will be spent taking studio classes at the Molloy/CAP21 Manhattan Center. In the sophomore, Junior and Senior year, they spend three days per week in Manhattan and two in Rockville Centre.

Minimum Qualifications:

In addition to the above, A terminal degree in Theatre Arts (MFA) or a related field. Equivalent professional experience consistent with requirements for rank of associate professor or professor may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

Active connections with the current professional Music Theatre Industry in New York City and at the national level.


Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should discuss the applicant's teaching and one of which should discuss the applicant's research or professional activity, and the Molloy College Application. Please submit all application materials in one submission to


Molloy College, an independent, Catholic college located in Rockville Centre, Long Island, provides a value-centered, multidimensional education with more than 50 quality academic undergraduate and graduate degree programs and three doctoral programs. Founded in 1955 by the Sisters of Saint Dominic, the College provides over 4,900 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students with a variety of competitive academic programs including liberal arts and sciences, business, education, and nursing. Combining the strengths of academic excellence and leadership with personal, compassionate mentoring, Molloy brings out the best in every student. Molloy was recently ranked a Top Three Value school by Money magazine, the only college in the nation to earn this honor for two consecutive years. The College has earned numerous other honors, including being ranked a Top Ten Best Value Catholic university by College Values Online.

The College is deeply rooted in the Dominican tradition of study, spirituality, service, and community. These values, known as the Four Pillars of Dominican life, encompass all elements of life at Molloy. The College is committed to academic excellence with respect for all people, and through transformative education, promotes the development of ethical leadership and the pursuit of truth